I am an Accredited member of BACP, a Groupwork Practitioner member of the Institute of Group Analysis and registered with BUPA as an authorised therapist. As a counsellor, I offer clients a confidential, professional, reliable and ethically sound service so they have a safe place to talk. I can provide counselling on a short or long term basis. I work individually, with couples and other relationships as well as groups. Making a decision to come for counselling is the first step on a journey to discovering and understanding more about yourself, your past and present relationships and to resolve difficulties in your life.We will identify and agree your goals from counselling, and work at your own pace, providing time and space to talk openly about issues, explore feelings and thoughts as individuals and in relationships with others and consider how past experiences and current behaviour may be connected. In other words, to understand what might drive you to do what you do and feel what you feel and why. Gaining such insight and understanding can be key in finding a way to a calmer and more fulfilled sense of self and achieving goals from counselling. Of course your goals from counselling can change over time, and we can work with whatever you bring into our time together.The duration of counselling depends on what you bring and want to achieve from counselling, but in my experience, you will know when the work of therapy is complete. You can attend as few or as many sessions as they wish. Some clients prefer to work with an open-ended contract, whereas some clients want to work with a fixed number of sessions, followed by a review to agree that the work is complete or to continue with further sessions. In all cases, we regularly review our work together. This helps to assess whether your needs are being met and if required to adjust the process and/or establish new goals for the work.